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15 January, 2022

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UP CM had a meal at Dalit house in Gorakhpur

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday had a meal at a Dalit household in his home turf of Gorakhpur and said the state government was working for the development of all section of the society without any discrimination.. HT

Weekend curfew continues in Delhi 

The weekend curfew, imposed in the national capital to check Covid spread, kicked in from Friday night putting on hold all non-essential activities for the next 55 hours.The weekend curfew has been imposed from 10 pm of Friday till 5 am of Monday by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) through its order on January 1.. HT

1 person dead, 80 injured in the Jallikattu competition 

One person succumbed to injuries and 80 others were injured in the Jallikattu competition in the Avaniyapuram area of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, the Health Official informed on Friday. According to the official, the injured includes 38 bull tamers, 24 bull owners, and 18 spectators. Amid loud whistles, applause and cheers at Avaniyapuram village in Madurai district, as many as 300 bulls were let out into the arena of bull tamers. HT

Unexpected change in weather disoriented the pilot

An unexpected change in weather that disoriented the pilot who then probably hit the aircraft at a surface had led to the December 8, 2021, crash of the Mi-17 V5 with India’s first chief of defence staff, General Bipin Rawat, the tri-services’ Court of Inquiry has found.. Indian Express

First export order for the BrahMos missile system

In the first export order for the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile system, Philippines has approved a $374.96 million contract for the purchase of shore based anti-ship variant of the missile from India, while discussions are ongoing with few other South East Asian counties. Secretary of National Defence of Philippines, Delfin Lorenzana has signed the ‘Notice of award’ for the purchase, the contract for which is expected to be signed very soon.. Hindu


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Former Congress minister leaves party in Punjab

Congress leader and former minister Joginder Singh Mann has quit the party in Punjab. Close followers indicated that talks were underway with the Aam Aadmi Party and that Joginder might join AAP. Manorama

Increase in bus charges in Kerala

It is recommended to increase the minimum charge for 2.5 km from Rs 8 to Rs 10. For the next distance, 80 paise per km will be one rupee. Ordinary buses that start their service between 8 pm and 5 am will also be charged 50% extra.. Manorama

BJP steps up efforts to stop attrition

The BJP central leadership has stepped up efforts to keep key leaders in Uttar Pradesh from escaping and retain as many leaders as possible. Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP national president JP Nadda contacted the UP leadership for this. Manorama

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NDTV’s Kamal Khan dies of heart attack 

NDTV’s Kamal Khan, a veteran and award-winning journalist known for his outstanding reportage of Uttar Pradesh politics and elegant language, died at his home in Lucknow this morning after suffering a heart attack.

Motherson Sumi shares dropped 22 %

Shares of Motherson Sumi Systems dropped 22 per cent in Friday’s session on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) ahead of the company’s record date for the demerger of its wiring harness undertaking.

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Byju’s, once heralded as a flagship in India’s edtech sector, is grappling with severe financial and operational challenges, marked by a dramatic valuation drop. The company, which sought to stabilize its operations and finances, is now raising funds at a valuation significantly lower than its peak. This development comes amid efforts to address a substantial debt burden, with Byju’s proposing a repayment plan for its $1.2 billion loan. Investor confidence appears shaken, with some stakeholders pushing for drastic changes in leadership to navigate the crisis effectively. The turmoil reflects broader sectoral pressures and raises questions about the sustainability of high-growth trajectories in the edtech industry

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Australia’s energy market is witnessing significant transitions and investments aimed at bolstering renewable energy infrastructure and securing gas supplies. Key developments include a $179 million investment by the Queensland Government for community battery projects, Santos’ $5.7 billion gas pipeline project following a legal battle win, and a $206 million energy savings package for NSW households. Additionally, the Australian government has secured new gas supply deals to support the east coast market, emphasizing the role of gas in transitioning to a renewable grid.

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9 February, 2024

The latest opinion polls, including the Mood of the Nation survey by India Today, predict a comfortable victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP and its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with a projected win of 335 Lok Sabha seats in the 2024 general elections. This forecast suggests a slight decrease from the 2019 elections but still ensures a majority. The survey, involving interviews with over 149,000 respondents, reflects Modi’s enduring popularity based on his nationalist policies and economic reforms. Other polls echo these findings, although seat projections vary slightly. The opposition INDIA alliance is expected to secure a significant number of seats, yet not enough to challenge the NDA’s majority. These predictions highlight a political landscape that remains largely favorable to Modi and the BJP as the election approaches